|disastrato - Tres Textual [NTT053] - disastrato|
Something entirely novel comes from experimental and conceptual artist disastrato. "Tres Textual" is a collection of very diverse origins, being improvised, collected and recorded all over Europe over the past 9 years. The staggering amount of psychological and cultural references in this release truly make it work on a level that you don't normally expect music to work. In fact, "Tres Textual" is built from a unique informative perspective that doesn't take itself too seriously while presenting...
Keywords: found sound; field recordings; experimental; electronic; voice; speech; audio book
|Takeshi Nakamura - Strange Animals [NTT046] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Takeshi Nakamura, who's been making quite the name for himself on various netlabels (Zymogen, Digital Biotope, Play-Code, ...), can certainly be relied upon should you be looking for avant-garde sonic investigations. "Strange Animals" is made of curious harmonics that were meticulously assembled through what i would guess are alien Max/msp or Reaktor patches. The tracks' structures are at first hard to identify as most of the rhythms are quite unorthodox, until (in some cases) a more familiar rh...
Keywords: glitch; experimental; avant-garde; digital; reaktor; maxmsp; clicks; cuts
|7E Phalanx - Pulse [NTT008] - element.act, Kaebin Yield, Subskan, Tirriddiliu, UndaCova, vteb, Xanopticon|
xE Phalanx, a variable group of electronic musicians is back, this time featuring (alphabetically): element.act, Kaebin Yield, Subskan, Tirriddiliu, UndaCova, vteb/DiE and Xanopticon. Whereas the first xE Phalanx release was based on freefloating abstractions, "Pulse" explores the world of complex rhythms and beatprogramming in an intense 14 minute odyssey that builds up slowly from innocent spacey idm-like constructions to merciless experimental breakcore in 10 consecutive parts...
Keywords: Breakcore; Experimental; IDM
Downloads: 3,652 (6 reviews)
|A.S. - 20040701 [NTT013] - A.S., Repeater, Rym Hakiki, ***, jsld|
Once again we are honoured with another one of Fabrice Planquette's projects. Having previously released on Entity as Element.Act and Acta (and multiple times as part of xE Phalanx), he's by far the most present artist on our label, and with good reason! The current project (A.S.) is the result of his collaborations with artists such as Repeater, Rym Hakiki, *** and jsld. After some audio sessions with those respective persons, Fabrice reconstructed the various recordings into the 4 great tracks...
Keywords: Electronic; Found Sounds; Experimental
|Beatwife - Virtual Love Cell [NTT020] - Beatwife|
Beatwife is a unique collaboration between Mark Allan and Richard Wilson who tackle both live soundtweaking and visual performance on a technically highly-evolved level. Virtual Love Cell features fast and constantly morphing beats, accompanied by interesting atmospherics and vocal outbursts. In terms of flow, it's quite amazing how their work - while edging so close to complete randomness - never ceases to entertain the listener...
Keywords: Psychedelic; Experimental; Broken Beats
|Chango Feo - Signs of the Unseen [NTT011] - Chango Feo, Jen Lilith, Bryan Glosemeyer|
From Austin (TX) comes Chango Feo, who may already be known to you through his highly acclaimed "Alaska" release on Hive Records. Not as new, but by no means less intriguing, he offered us a collection of live recordings that had never seen daylight, until now! The first 3 tracks on this ep were taken from the "San Francisco Sound" tv-show (July 2000), where Lenny (guitar/sampler) was accompanied by friends such as Jen Lilith (vocals) of Red Right Hand and XSX, and BrYan GlosemeYer (sampler/bass...
Keywords: Stage; Experimental; Ambient
|Elin - Impressions [NTT009] - Elín|
Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir (Reykjavík, Iceland) was introduced to her father's analogue equipment at the early age of 6, and she quickly gained intuition for it. Raised in a family of musicians, she was since then determined to continue the age-old tradition. In "Impressions", her first public appearance, she brings tracks of abstract, unusual guitarexperiments, as well as persuasive minimal electronic sequences and tweaked recordings of everyday objects, acoustic instruments and environments...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient
Downloads: 10,631 (1 review)
|Binray - Cederoth Bloodstopper [NTT033] - Binray|
Most welcome to the NTT catalogue is Bristol/UK's Binray, who delivers an intense melting pot of high standard electronic constructions. The tracks in "Cederoth Bloodstopper" blur the lines between sonic Lorenz attractors and freestyle alien beatings. Its sound flows so naturally that it could only have come from Binray's self-invented sequencing methods, which appearantly offer an incredible degree of control...
Keywords: Broken Beats; Experimental; Abstract; Braindance
Downloads: 14,515 (1 review)
|Sedarka - Shibashi Todomen [NTT021] - Sedarka, SATKA, Atomhead|
Next up is Sedarka, soundconstructor extraordinaire from our very own Belgian soil. Having appeared on labels such as Divine Comedy and Mirex, at least some of you must have heard this phenomenon in action before. If not, you're in for a nice surprise. The music of Sedarka is as unpredictable as it gets, tumbling from one cataclysmic collision into the next. Unidentified soundscapes support the countless arrhythmical bleeps and squeeks that sound like malfunctioning processing devices from the f...
Keywords: Experimental; Sound Art; Abstract; Breakcore
Downloads: 6,739 (2 reviews)
|Quest.Room.Project - Room Number [NTT043] - Quest.Room.Project|
Bogdan Dullsky (QRP) explores with "Room Number" in great depth the borders of abstraction and absurdity. He renders a world consisting of the strangest harmonics, dancing around a variety of instruments (such as flute and bass guitar) which he plays very proficiently. Skillfully designed sounds are excessively displayed and the sheer number of them alone will never leave you bored. Count in the extraordinary artwork from Russian visual artist "Barandash" and you know you're heading towards a un...
Keywords: abstract, sound design, flute, bass guitar, experimental
Downloads: 8,359 (4 reviews)
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis I [NTT045] - Bogdan Dullsky, Idle Sunder|
Having worked closely with Bogdan Dullsky (Quest.Room.Project - see NTT043) on this 1st album of the Psygnosis trilogy, Idle Sunder has transcended the space drone boundaries they were once confined to, to visit a universe of remarkably visual minimal rhythms and manipulated instruments/recordings. All of the tracks contain a great diversity in both sound and style, while retaining a quite conceptual atmosphere which holds ground in between existential and psychological ideas that are sure to be...
Keywords: drone; minimal; experimental; glitch; electro-acoustic
|Takeshi Nakamura - Music For 14 Years Old [NTT061] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Takeshi Nakamura is back with a new ep called "Music For 14 Years Old", and the result is quite an unexpected one, portraying a mix of cold electronic glitch as well as warmer influences that add a more accessible quality to his style. Takeshi also injected some acoustic percussion and granulized voices into his reknown mix of finely processed bleep tones and other such noises, making all of this add up to a charmingly entrancing ep that will most likely have you returning to it...
Keywords: glitch, experimental, electronic, tones, noise, percussion
|Ronny Ragtroll presents Greatest Clubhits From Beyond [NTT047] - Ronny Ragtroll|
David Deschuyteneer (aka Ronny Ragtroll/Affective Disorder), a good friend and an exceptionally talented artist, excels in many forms of both graphical and sonic art. With his "Greatest Clubhits From Beyond" he crawls back into the skin of Ronny Ragtroll, as he did a long time ago for his previous Entity release "Smart Disable For All". Rising from beyond space-time borders into a universe of chill, David might as well be rightfully marked as the inventor of space disco hop...
Keywords: triphop; disco; space; weed; chill; experimental
|Foul Shape - Floating Eye Syndrome [NTT062]|
Not only do I owe mister Jonathan Dean (aka NTT048's Otets Dekan) my sincerest apologies for making him wait over a year to finally put his deliciously organic sounding ep out to the public... I also need to thank him for letting me throw in a more recent bonus track for good measure. Floating Eye Syndrome is easily his most remarkable work to date and something that should easily please your ears for hours on end...
Keywords: organic, idm, electronic, experimental, foul, shape
|Hazcauch - Fitzhugh [NTT066] - Hazcauch|
Back in Japan, and this time we meet with programmer / sounddesigner Hideki Masatani aka Hazcauch! His Fitzhugh ep features 4 tracks that wage a battle between heavy electronic percussion, lush ambient scapes and raw, destructive glitch effects. http://flavors.me/hazcauch http://www.entity.be/entity
Keywords: glitch, heavy, electronic, percussion, ambient, atmospheric, experimental, destructive
Downloads: 1,908 (2 reviews)
|N. Nenov - Cosc [NTT063] - Nick Nenov|
Nick Nenov is responsible for this shortest, yet arguably most dense release in the history of Entity. With Cosc, he proves a lot of positive things that you COULD experience by clicking on the Youtube link. However I would urge you to NOT ruin it in advance, and download the high quality version so you can sit back and dive in with style. An audiovisual masterpiece that pushes the borders of synchronized high definition organic visualisations...
Keywords: organic, bass, audiovisual, synchronized, experimental, dubstep, visual, visuals
Downloads: 235 (1 review)
|Ryukau - Selected Rooms [NTT064] - Ryukau|
For the 64th release, we'd like to present Takamitsu Endo's RYUKAU project. "Selected Rooms" is an aural treat that breaks into the extremes of noisy and glitchy sound art, one of those things the Japanese seem to have a knack for. After all these years a release like this is long overdue on Entity. Play it loud and brace yourself!! Huge thanks to Nick Nenov for providing another stunning piece of cover art.
Keywords: ryukau, noise, glitch, ambient, scapes, extreme, experimental, japan
|fp - Fiuk & Csajok [NTT022] - fp|
Fabrice Planquette (fp), who has released a lot of his fantastic stuff on Entity since its conception (as element.act, acta, a.s. and in most xE Phalanx projects) and quite recently also on Enough Records (fp - Traces), has returned with another great 13 track album! His newest work is again an example of perfect production and a variety of contrasting styles. Interestingly enough, "Fiuk & Csajok" stays remarkably coherent as exotic rhythms, infectious melody, field recordings and filmic passage...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Experimental; Cinematic Ambients; Spoken Word; Tribal; collage; Field Recordings
Downloads: 6,393 (1 review)
|.at_on + v4w.enko - Pack [NTT060] - .at_on, v4w.enko, aiuto|
A very finetuned atmospheric minimal glitch collaboration by Ukrainian artists .at/on and v4w.enko. This release also includes a number of audio visuals by v4w.enko and aiuto, which puts the music in the context of smooth colorful glitch designs, combining hardware sound with max/msp signal processing. The result is a strangely effective, stunning collection of warm experimental glitch ambient that incites with minimum effort.
Keywords: glitch, experimental, ambient, warm, minimal, soundscapes, sound design, visual, visuals, audiovisual
Downloads: 1,436 (1 review)